I mean, writing should be fun, exciting, mysterious, and many other things. Who said it was supposed to be hard? No really, I want to know who said that! I mean, I’m doing this course and it’s got me thinking summaries, point-of-view, characters and development, now I’m writing “what I know”. What the hell!?
Well whatever. I’m keeping with the course, and I guess that’s what’s important. I refuse to quit, which brings me to my next order of business. I had to write a story based on something I know. In other words, a personal experience. It’s actually two experiences with some fiction thrown in, but it gets the point across, I hope. And I had to maintain a 2000-word limit. That’s not something I’m used to, but what I realized is it helps with the editing process.
Usually I write until I’m done and leave it at that. But with a limit I find useless sentences and words that can be cut out. Or even better, I find a better way of writing something. Instead of writing say, “Billy went to look out the window and saw that the sun was going down”, I can write, “Billy looked out the window to see the day coming to an end”. Well, you get what I mean. It’s quite refreshing to see the change it has on my writing. Good times!
So here’s the new assignment I had to write. In the end, it was more fun than I thought it would be. Enjoy!